Saint Paul's track record is second to none when it comes to hosting professional and amateur sporting events.
Downtown's Xcel Energy Center encompasses 650,000 square feet and seats more than 18,000 fans for hockey games. Home to the NHL's Minnesota Wild, the Xcel Energy Center has won numerous awards, including over 8 nominations for arena of the year, and has received top stadium honors from ESPN, SportsBusiness Journal, Sports Illustrated and Pollstar magazine.
In 2015, the St. Paul Saints held their inaugural game at the new CHS Field—a premier outdoor ballpark that seats over 7,000 fans and is available for a variety of sporting events.
Saint Paul welcomed Allianz Field in 2019, a 20,000 seat MLS soccer stadium that serves as the home of Minnesota United FC.
The city is less than 4 hours by plane from any city in the United States, and downtown is just a 9-mile drive from the airport. For those coming from the drive market, Saint Paul is conveniently located off Interstate 94 and Interstate 35E.